Scythe Mugen 5-Heatpipe CPU Cooler SCINF-1000 E-mail
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Written by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 02 December 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Scythe Mugen 5-Heatpipe CPU Cooler SCINF-1000
Closer Look: Scythe Mugen
SCINF-1000 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Scythe Mugen SCINF-1000

Ever since Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology was first introduced in exposed copper heatpipe coolers such as the Zaward VIVO, Xigmatek HDT-S1283, and OCZ Vendetta, overall heatsink sizes have been reduced while the cooling performance has dramatically improved. Not eveyone is a believer in the new cooling technique, and some manufacturers have stuck by their tried-and-true designs. Benchmark Reviews has received the Scythe Mugen 5-Heatpipe CPU Cooler SCINF-1000, and the practice of "bigger is better" will be put to the test.

Scythe Mugen 5-Heatpipe CPU Cooler SCINF-1000

Over the summer of 2007 Benchmark Reviews was hard at work testing some of the best CPU coolers on the market. Nearly every product we tested fell into one of three categories:

  • Very efficient design with small footprint
  • Large inefficient design with large footprint
  • Everything else in-between

Probably the largest air-cooled solution of the bunch was the Scythe Mugen 5-Heatpipe CPU Cooler SCINF-1000.

Scythe Mugen 5-Heatpipe CPU Cooler SCINF-1000

Marketed as a "Quad-Core Ready" cooling solution, Scythe offers the heavyweight Mugen to tame temperatures with five independent heatpipes and up to four 120mm cooling fans.

About the company: Scythe USA

Here is the company outline as it is presented from the Scythe website:

Selected PC Parts for DIY PC Experts

So who is Scythe? What do they do? Many of you are asking this question while surfing our website. Scythe Co., Ltd. (Registered & incorporated in Tokyo Japan) originally started in Akihabara Electric Town located in Tokyo Japan, where visitors can find the latest electric products from computer parts and accessories to the world's most advanced cellular phones with video camera capabilities, small displays and the ability to play movies!

Scythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business in November, 2002 as a distributor and manufacture of PC parts & gaming devices for "DIY PC Experts!". For more information about Scythe Japan HQ, please visit the website at: (If you read Japanese!). Scythe's first venture was to manufacture a super powerful YET super quiet CPU cooler (Scythe Kamakaze CPU cooler), and with the great success of this Kamakaze CPU cooler, Scythe became recognized as the leading CPU cooler supplier in Japan's Akihabara Electric Town. Shortly there after, due to popular demand, Scythe began exporting products all over the world.

In April of 2004 Scythe USA began local operations by establishing an office in Northern California. In October of 2004 Scythe USA moved operations to LA in order to work more closely with manufactures and streamline logistics to better service our US based partners. Have you seen/heard anything interesting, from Japan's Akihabara electric town that you'd like us to import to the US? Let us know! We'd love to hear from you!

Features & Specifications

The Scythe Mugen 5-Heatpipe CPU Cooler SCINF-1000 is made from aluminum fins and copper heatpipes feeding into a copper base housed inside a smaller aluminum heatsink.

Scythe Mugen 5-Heatpipe CPU Cooler SCINF-1000

Model Name: MUGEN CPU Cooler (originally named "Infinity")
Model Number: SCINF-1000
Manufacturer: Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan
Dimensions: 125 x 116 x 160mm
Gross Weight: 960g


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